Online Courses

Online Courses

The Language Centre run a number of computer based language learning courses, also known as Languages for Special Purposes (LSP). These courses are open to all University students and staff leading to a Certificate in Languages for Special Purposes.

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Quicklink to Timetable and Venue information for all courses

What are the course fees?

There are different fees depending on registration type. All course fees are payable on enrolment.

  • Student fee: £60.00
  • Staff fee: £60.00
  • General Public: £120.00

Please note that there is no concession fee available with our online courses.

What are the Entry Requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for the introductory modules (the exception is the French post-GCSE module, for which GCSE French at grade C (or equivalent) is required).

These modules are not available as part of any degree pathway and students may only enrol on these modules over and above the full complement of modules for their degree.

How often do I attend?

Each module will be delivered over two semesters through a mixture of tutor-led classes and self-access multimedia material in the University's multimedia Language Centre. This allows students to study at their own pace and in their own time as well as having the opportunity to attend tutor-led sessions. Students must normally pass the three modules in each language to be awarded the certificate.

A library pass will be supplied on the first night of the course to members of the public who have registered for the Certificate in Business or Tourism courses as these courses are computer based and the software is only available in the McClay Library. This will enable access to the library during normal opening hours, however students will not be able to borrow books.


How do I enrol?

Enrolment for courses starting in October will commence in September. You can enrol online and pay for your course using a credit or debit card.

Before enrolling please remember to read our terms and conditions.

What are computer-based language courses like?

Each course consists of three modules in each of the languages leading to the award of the certificate will equip students with the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to cope in a range of business situations in the foreign country.  These courses are open to all University students and staff. Members of the public may also join.

The Business language courses have three levels to choose from.